Has anyone else wondered where Schalk’s been hiding away this season? I just assumed he was taking time out to wrestle livestock on his family’s wine estate? Or perhaps he had decided to ‘find himself’ by going feral for a few months… Continue Reading
In a game that closely resembled the latter half of the film Titanic, in other words in which the ‘wet look’ tended to predominate, the brave Scots eked a narrow victory over the Wallabies on their home turf for the first… Continue Reading
The Super 15 delivered yet again this weekend with a healthy dose of high-five moments. One that stood-out for me personally was seeing old man Stirling Mortlock score his 50th try in Super Rugby in a surprising win for the… Continue Reading
England have named their 42-man squad for their tour to South Africa next month. Stuart Lancaster, who was offered the head honcho role back in March, has stuck with a similar squad to the one that ended the 6 Nations on high… Continue Reading
Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Salzburg in Austria. As a historical centre of culture and tradition, as well as the birthplace of one of the world’s most loved composers, I thought it would be only fitting to… Continue Reading
Congrats to Wales. With a comfortable 16-9 put down of France at Cardiff, they’ve taken the 6 Nations title and done it with a grand slam. So while fans everywhere can bust out some Tom Jones and celebrate the Welsh… Continue Reading
Stuart Lancaster’s England team caused shockwaves throughout the rugby world on Sunday by turning up to their match in Paris completely sober. According to sources within the camp, the players had an early night-in on the Saturday, with some marshmallow-topped… Continue Reading
Danny ‘Devil may care’ Care recently completed a remarkable hat-trick….of arrests! The England and Harlequins scrum-half, who was dropped from the 6 Nations squad earlier this year for being pissed behind the wheel, was arrested in Leeds over the weekend … Continue Reading
A refreshing synopsis of last year’s Royal Wedding by a group of merry NZ rugby fans…this was only ever gonna go one way!
It doesn’t matter how many times I watch this…I just don’t grow tired of it! Robbie Fruean literally swots Piri Weepu away like annoying fly buzzing around his food. Good job sir!
At least five eyewitnesses have come forward to confirm the sighting of a Scotland try at Murrayfield on Sunday. The try was said to occur in the team’s narrow loss to the French during the recent 6 Nations clash, with… Continue Reading
England player Ben Foden has been stoking the fire yet again ahead of the England v Wales showdown this Saturday. The fullback has positioned himself right at the top of the ‘most hated man in Wales’ rankings by tipping England… Continue Reading
Definitely not a rugby post, but there’s enough common ground between this gem of a cricket blog and BDR to merit a post. Is it racist to hate Saffers? This is the question I have often pondered over the years.… Continue Reading
So just when you thought that everything was going according to plan in the 6 Nations (yes…the Italians did nearly beat the English, but their fullback soon took care of that with a shocker of a clearance kick that even… Continue Reading
Parks was almost 100% sure that he’d had some high-points during his rugby career. Dan Parks sent shockwaves through Scotland yesterday having announced that he was retiring from test rugby with immediate effect. Street parties spontaneously erupted in… Continue Reading
FFS. This was the year for Scotland to take that English rugby jersey, rip it off the uncapped 12 year olds England had picked for this test, drag it through the mud of Murrayfield and send it back to Twickenham… Continue Reading
So the big chill has finally descended on Europe (I am literally typing this while wearing a pair of gloves!)….and just when we thought we were going to get away with the mildest winter since the Jurassic period. This… Continue Reading
The Springboks have a new coach and there’s that familiar feeling that comes with clearing out the rubbish (by rubbish I mean you PdV). Every time there is a new coach, the whole country gets that insane optimism that things… Continue Reading
Who can take a sunrise Sprinkle it in dew Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two? The Gav-man The Gav-man can The Gav-man can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good Who can… Continue Reading
Sanzar recently confirmed that the controversial New Zealand referee has not been invited to officiate over any Super Rugby matches taking place in South Africa this year. Sanzar’s referee boss Lyndon Bray stressed that the decision is in no way… Continue Reading
Heyneke is the new man in the Springbok coach hotseat. Victor Matfield’s wildest dreams just came true (too late for Vic though) and the man who built the Bulls powerhouse of the early 21st century is in now in charge… Continue Reading
Percy has always been one of the more animated of South Africa’s rugby players, so it was not much of a surprise to see him turn-up in Dreamworks animated movie Shrek. Some critics argued that his portrayal of Prince Charming was… Continue Reading
Our usually reliable source in Durban (the same one who said that Suarez was a nice guy, actually) has reliably informed us that young Patrick Lambie has been on a gruelling off season training routine trying to grow something resembling… Continue Reading
England’s caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster is contemplating regular AA meetings as part of the team’s preparation ahead of the Six Nations next month. This comes after scrum-half Danny Care was arrested twice in three weeks for drink‑related offences. The Harlequins… Continue Reading
As you may have noticed, things have been kind of quiet on Big Daddy Rugby. We’ve taken a few days off for the holidays while we think about the way ahead for this site in 2012. If you have any… Continue Reading
On the sixth day of Christmas Mike Tindall gave to me: Six birds a laying, Five dwarves a tossing, Four pints a downing, Three lawsuits pending, Two mystery blondes, And Tuilagi jumping from a ferry!
It’s hard not to like Jonny Wilkinson. A man more humble than the Dalai Lama, but far better looking and with a precision kicking game that took England to World Cup victory in 2003. I hate him. But that’s besides… Continue Reading
Don’t fkn kick possession away in Sevens. It’s not Loftus!
Shane you beauty! Scoring a cracker of a try in injury time in your last ever game for Wales….nice! If the post-match interview with twinkle-toed Shane fighting back the tears while holding his hobbit-like offspring didn’t move you – either… Continue Reading
Nick Mallett has confirmed that he may still be in the running as the new England coach, but only on the condition that Rob Andrew ‘eats twenty strawberry flavoured energy bars in the space of five minutes’. In addition to… Continue Reading